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nativism

A term referring to the philosophy that certain elementary ideas are innate to the human psyche and need not be gained through experience.

nativism

The belief that knowledge or behaviour is inborn. See empiricism; nativist theory.
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For further discussion of nativism after World War I, see Eliot Asinof, 1919: America's Loss of Innocence (New York, 1989); CaseyNelson Blake, Beloved Community: The Cultural Criticism of Randolph Bourne, Van Wyck Brooks, Waldo Frank, and Lewis Mumford (Chapel Hill, 1990); John Higham, Send These to Me: Immigrants in Urban America (Baltimore, 1984), esp.
Knoebel's recent "America for the Americans": The Nativist Movement in the United States (1996), in which that author makes a clear distinction between organized nativism and racism.
There is much that's depressing, discouraging, and scary out there--the all-out assault on government, the scapegoating of welfare recipients, the hostility toward immigrants, the murderous violence by the anti-abortion fanatics, and a crude, homophobic, anti-Semitic nativism all sloshing around in the shallow septic tanks of the far right.
Their topics include secularism as a positive position, the troubles of an unrepentant secularist, the historical relationship between religion and government in Rwanda, the politics of a non-religious Japanese non-governmental organization, and American anti-atheism as nativism.
One of the key arguments supporting the former view, the "argument for the poverty of the stimulus," holds that because children acquire language based on a limited set of language examples (while adults struggle to learn a second language even with explicit instruction), it strongly points towards linguistic nativism as opposed to domain-general learning.
Flake says populism, nativism and demagoguery are sugar highs and we need to find something longer lasting to carry the conservative movement.
Unreasonable Histories: Nativism, Multiracial Lives, and the Genealogical Imagination in British Africa.
The cover of this issue depicts one such gesture, in a photograph taken at a Black Lives Matter protest in 2014, well before the onset of the nightmare that is Trumpocracy, but registering dissent against some of the same forces of nativism, repression, and brutality that fueled the rise of the current regime.
The author covers the history of public worship in the Islamic world and in other countries where Islam is not the dominant religion, the conflicting secularism present in the constitutional protection of of Azan and nativism, and a wide variety of other related subjects.
In August, the younger Bush criticized policies of "isolationism, nativism, and protectionism," aspects which have come to be associated with the Trump presidential campaign.
Solana and Talbott warn that "With this backlash comes the threat of protectionism in economics, isolationism in foreign policy, and a resurgent nativism and xenophobia in politics.
I mean the wider crisis, reflected in the rise of nativism, racism and, I dare say, fascism, in Europe and America, which was boosted recently by terrorism and the flood of refugees into Europe.